We all know about Hitler however not all of us have knowledge of what happened to him. That’s why I would like to show you a very significant place and tell you a bit about the late days of the man responsible for murdering few millions people in the world. When Germany recognised that Allies are too strong, and they may actually lose this war, on January 16th, 1945 Adolf Hitler went underground. His Führerbunker below the garden of the Reich Chancellery was originally intended as an air-raid shelter, however later it was expanded to provide permanent protection for fuhrer and other members of the Nazi leadership. The bunker- complex became a multi stories structure, protected by 13 feet of concrete. Hitler would live there until his death and the place became the centre of the Nazi regime until the last week of World War II in Europe. There in the last week of April 1945 he married Eva Braun in a small civil ceremony, and they both on April 30th, 1945 at 3;30pm committed suicide Hitler by gunshot and Eva by taking a portion of poison. Apparently their remains were burned and buried in the garden. Those days the site is an unremarkable parking lot.
When Soviet occupied Berlin, their intelligence operatives who discovered the bunker would find more than a dozen bodies, including those of Goebbels six children. They attempted to destroy the bunker, but only managed to damage the walls. The site would sit unused and neglected until after the fall of the Berlin Wall, when development of the area prompted the discovery of several underground sections. Germany government didn’t want the site to become a Neo-Nazi shrine, so they kept the location of it undisclosed for many years. There they built blocks of flats and office buildings, and erected the parking lot. The space was not officially recognised as the place of Hitler’s death until June 2006. On June 8, due to the 2006 FIFA World Cup, a small plaque was installed at the corner of In den Ministergärten and Gertrud-Kolmar-Straße.
This place recently became very controversial. There are people in this world who believes that the bunker should be properly investigated and the place where people died should be respected despite whom those people were.